Skyline Stakes

The Group 2 Skyline Stakes is a 1200m sprint for 2YO colts & geldings run at Royal Randwick on Chipping Norton Stakes Day in the autumn as a key lead-up to the Golden Slipper Stakes.

2018 Skyline Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Santos
  • 2nd: #5 Spin
  • 3rd: #4 Legend Of Condor



The Skyline Stakes is a Group 2 status races for two-year-old colts & geldings run at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Chipping Norton Stakes Day in early March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Held under set weights conditions the 1200m sprint offers $200,000 in total prize money and offers the winner a ballot exemption for the upcoming Group 1 $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens the following month.

The meeting is headlined by the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1400m) and recently upgraded Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) for three-year-old fillies. There are a number of other Group status support acts on the card including the Skyline Stakes and the two-year-old fillies’ equivalent – the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m).

Colts & geldings running in the Skyline Stakes field may have come off an earlier autumn run in a traditional lead-up including the Group 3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill in late January or the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) the week before.

After contesting the Skyline Stakes the Golden Slipper-bound youngsters may have another lead-up into the Group 1 in the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick in early March. The last horse to win the Skyline Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double without a run in between was Dance Hero (2004).

The Skyline Stakes 2018 ran on Saturday March 3, 2018 and was won by the odds-on favourite Santos ($1.75).

2018 Skyline Stakes
Date: Saturday March 3, 2018
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Set Weights / 2YO C&G
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2018 Skyline Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Santos
  • 2nd: #5 Spin
  • 3rd: #4 Legend Of Condor

See below for the official Skyline Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the narrow win by the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained favourite Santos ($1.75) who now gets the chance to hand Waterhouse with a seventh win in the Golden Slipper.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 2 SANTOS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3 55.5kg $1.75F
2 5 SPIN Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 0.2L 5 55.5kg $6.50
3 4 LEGEND OF CONDOR Gerald Ryan Glyn Schofield 0.3L 4 55.5kg $21
4 6 ZOUSAIN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 0.6L 6 55.5kg $10
5 7 OXFORD TYCOON Kim Waugh Tye Angland 1.1L 1 55.5kg $26
6 3 SANDBAR Brad Widdup Christian Reith 1.4L 2 55.5kg $11
7 1 IRISH BET John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 6.4L 7 55.5kg $8

2018 Skyline Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #2 Santos
  • 2nd: #3 Sandbar
  • 3rd: #6 Zousain

Check out our insider Skyline Stakes 2018 Betting Tips & Update on the Golden Slipper lead-up now.

2018 Skyline Stakes Betting

The latest Skyline Stakes 2018 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be available for selection below as soon as markets on the official Golden Slipper Stakes lead-up are out the week of the race.

2018 Skyline Stakes Field

The Skyline Stakes field attracts a line-up of the season’s most promising two-year-old sprinters, the colts and geldings traditionally targeting a start in the upcoming Golden Slipper Stakes field.

The official 2018 Skyline Stakes field and barriers will be released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below.

The Skyline Stakes 2018 Final Field attracted only seven hopeful two-year-olds including the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Pierro Plate winner Santos and the returning Spin for Team Snowden drawn in barriers three and five respectively.

Read more on the 2018 Skyline Stakes Field & Odds led by Golden Slipper-bound Santos.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1×3 IRISH BET John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 7 55.5kg
2 34×1 SANTOS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3 55.5kg
3 11 SANDBAR Brad Widdup Christian Reith 2 55.5kg
4 1×4 LEGEND OF CONDOR Gerald Ryan Glyn Schofield 4 55.5kg
5 42x SPIN Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 5 55.5kg
6 1 ZOUSAIN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 6 55.5kg
7 3 OXFORD TYCOON Kim Waugh Tye Angland 1 55.5kg

Skyline Stakes History

The Skyline Stakes has been run since 1979 as a Golden Slipper Stakes lead-up. The race is named in honour of the 1958 Golden Slipper winner Skyline who also won that season’s Australian Derby.

The race has taken place over a number of different Sydney race tracks over its history including Canterbury Park, Rosehill, Warwick Farm and its current home at Randwick Racecourse. It began as a Principal Race (1979) before upgrades to Listed (1980-86), Group 3 (1987-2012) and now its current Group 2 (2013 onwards) status.

Notable recent Skyline Stakes winners include Shogun Lodge (1999), Choisir (2002), Dance Hero (2004), Snitzel (2005), Manhattan Rain (2009), Hinchinbrook (2010) and Exosphere (2015).

Recent Skyline Stakes Winners

Check out the table below for the full Skyline Stakes results & winners dating back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Skyline Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Skyline Stakes
1st Santos 1 minute 11.15 seconds
2nd Spin
3rd Legend Of Condor
2017
Skyline Stakes
1st Diamond Tathagata 1 minute 14.22 seconds
2nd Coruscate
3rd Single Bullet
2016
Skyline Stakes
1st Good Standing 1 minute 9.0 seconds
2nd Lionhearted
3rd Souchez
2015
Skyline Stakes
1st Exosphere 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Odyssey Moon
3rd Wolf Cry
2014
Skyline Stakes
1st Valentia 1 minute 11.4 seconds
2nd Mr Bogart
3rd Modoc
2013
Skyline Stakes
1st All The Talk 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Octane Flyer
3rd Dothraki
2012
Skyline Stakes
1st Ashokan 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Raceway
3rd Collect
2011
Skyline Stakes
1st Uate 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Hot Snitzel
3rd Flight Of Pegasus
2010
Skyline Stakes
1st Hinchinbrook 1 minute 8.8 seconds
2nd Brightexpectations
3rd Pressday
2009
Skyline Stakes
1st Manhattan Rain 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd The Mikado
3rd Romanus
2008
Skyline Stakes
1st All American 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Over The Wicket
3rd Dubai To Sydney
2007
Skyline Stakes
1st Murtajill 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Husson Lightning
3rd Pistols
2006
Skyline Stakes
1st Casino Prince 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Empire’s Choice
3rd My Middi
2005
Skyline Stakes
1st Snitzel 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Stratum
3rd Paratroopers
2004
Skyline Stakes
1st Dance Hero 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Fastnet Rock
3rd Econsul
2003
Skyline Stakes
1st Kusi 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Face Value
3rd Resistor
2002
Skyline Stakes
1st Choisir 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Emerging Star
3rd Charlie Bub
2001
Skyline Stakes
1st Viscount 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Excellerator
3rd Shags
2000
Skyline Stakes
1st Kootoomootoo 1 minute 11.8 seconds
2nd Assertive Lad
3rd Veteran

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